Tezpur: As part of the nationwide celebrations of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' coinciding with the 75th anniversary of India's Independenc, 5 Assam BN NCC group HQs, Tezpur under the aegis of NCC NER, organized 'Shaheedon Ko Shat Shat Naman' to honour the supreme sacrifices of the fallen heroes in defending the nation. The programme was held at the 5 Assam BN NCC, Tezpur premises on March 10.
Next of Kin (NOK) of the fallen heroes were presented with the 'Plaque of Gratitude' by NCC cadets in the presence of Lt Col Zafrul Karim, Officiating CO, 5 Assam BN NCC and other dignitaries.
The event commenced with the arrival of the next of kin of the martyrs who were welcomed with the traditional Assamese gamusa by the NCC cadets. The NCC cadets of the Unit performed songs, poem and also narrated the historical war situations in which the braves participated.
Official sources said that the aim of 'Shaheedon Ko Shat Shat Naman' is to honour the supreme sacrifices of the fallen heroes in defending the nation. It was launched on January 26, 2022 and NOK of approximately 5,000 fallen heroes were presented with the Plaque of Gratitude by NCC cadets across the country. As part of the celebrations of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of India's independence, the event will continue till August 15, 2022. During the period, the NCC cadets will felicitate the NOKs of all 26,466 fallen heroes whose names were etched at the National War Memorial.